Softball Downs California, 2-1 In Berkeley
April 10, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. - Freshman pitcher Anjelica Selden held California to just one hit, as UCLA defeated California 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Berkeley. A two-RBI double by Emily Zaplatosch in the first inning provided UCLA's offense on the day. The Bruins improve to 20-10 (1-4 Pac-10) on the season while Cal falls to 35-5 (4-2 Pac-10).
The Bruin bats got started early, plating two runs in the top of the first inning. The one-out rally started with a single to center field by sophomore Tara Henry, followed by a single up the middle by Andrea Duran that allowed Henry to go to third base. After Jodie Legaspi flied out to left field for the second out of the inning, Emily Zaplatosch doubled just fair down the right field line and was able to take third on the throw to the plate, but Henry and Duran were both able to score on the play to give UCLA a 2-0 lead.
After the offensive top of the first inning, a pitching duel ensued. The Bruins would accumulate just two more base runners over the next six innings and would not advance a runner to second base while Cal starting pitcher Kristina Thorson recorded five strikeouts.
In the circle for UCLA, freshman pitcher Anjelica Selden took a no-hitter through six and two-thirds innings before Cal junior catchr Haley Woods put a two-out 2-2 pitch just over the right field fence and the glove of Krista Colburn to put the Golden Bears on the board and break up Selden's no-hit bid. Selden had walked one, hit one and struck out eight to that point in the game.
UCLA returns home for its first games in the completed Easton Stadium next weekend with a Friday game against Arizona State and Arizona. Friday and Sunday are scheduled for a 1 pm first pitch with Saturday's game slate for a 2 pm start.